Maputo, Mozambique, 25 May – The Mozambican National Tourism Institute (Inatur), in partnership with tour operators, plans to carry out a number of activities to promote Mozambique as a destination in the main cities of South Africa, a source from the institute told Macauhub.
The first activity will take place in Nelspruit between 28 and 30 May and will involve nine tour operators, including travel agencies and hotels.
Mozambique’s most recent participation in an international tourism fair, close to South Africa’s ghosting of the soccer World Cup, was at Indaba, in the South African city of Durban, and was considered positive by Mozambican tour operators.
At that fair Mozambique had its biggest ever area in events of the kind due to the increasing interest of the Mozambican private sector in taking part in the fair.
South African tour operators have organised an increasing number of tour packages to Mozambique, combining safaris and beach stays, making the most of Mozambique’s beaches and South Africa’s wildlife, which has contributed to an increase in partnerships between Mozambican and South African tour operators in order to create these packages.
Given the growing and sharp rise in the number of Mozambican companies that want to take part in the event, Mozambique is considering increasing the size of its stand for the next fairs.
Amongst the activities at Indaba 2010 was the screening of the film, “Africa’s Lost Eden” produced by US TV network National Geographic, about Gorongosa National Park, which is located in Sofala province in central Mozambique. (macauhub)